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Camber on Hyundai accent 1.6 MC year 2010

I have a Hyundai accent 1.6 MC suffering from uneven front wheel tyre wear on the inner shoulder of both driver and passenger's side after traveling 20k km. And yes, I never have the tyres rotated. Anyway, I suspect the uneven Tyre wear is due to slightly excessive negative camber.

Can I know is it possible to have the wheel camber adjusted without having adjustable camber kit installed?

From my understanding it is not possible to perform wheel camber adjustment with factory installed stock camber. However, few mechanics/workers from different workshops are insisting that it is possible to have the wheel camber adjusted with stock camber. Any idea if their statement is valid?

I will send the car for alignment on next week. I do not wish to install adjustable camber kit as adjustable camber kit will need to be adjusted from time to time, and I believe they will tell me to have the stock camber "adjusted" and charge me extra for just playing with the toe in value.

Any thought and feedback? Thanks.
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You can gain some camber adjustment by slotting the upper hole of the strut where it attached to the knuckle. Not something I'd recommend doing unless you know what you're doing.
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You can gain some camber adjustment by slotting the upper hole of the strut where it attached to the knuckle. Not something I'd recommend doing unless you know what you're doing.
I just checked the slotting method from interne it is sure not an easy job.

Anyway, I have just sent the car for alignment. The uneven wear is indeed caused by toe misaligned. The value was around - 0.5 for each side. I did not expect the uneven wear can be so significant with such minor toe out. Camber was running at - 0.38 and -0.09 respectively

We set the toe in to +ve 0.1x each and camber is now at 0.38 and 0.

Hopefully this would get the wheel runs at optimal.
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I have a Hyundai accent 1.6 MC suffering from uneven front wheel tyre wear on the inner shoulder of both driver and passenger's side after traveling 20k km. And yes, I never have the tyres rotated. Anyway, I suspect the uneven Tyre wear is due to slightly excessive negative camber.

Can I know is it possible to have the wheel camber adjusted without having adjustable camber kit installed?

From my understanding it is not possible to perform wheel camber adjustment with factory installed stock camber. However, few mechanics/workers from different workshops are insisting that it is possible to have the wheel camber adjusted with stock camber. Any idea if their statement is valid?

I will send the car for alignment on next week. I do not wish to install adjustable camber kit as adjustable camber kit will need to be adjusted from time to time, and I believe they will tell me to have the stock camber "adjusted" and charge me extra for just playing with the toe in value.

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Have your ball joints and tierod ends checked. Sounds like a moving part. Toe is the only adjustment on these cars.
Toe affects inner tire wear. One of my ball joints had a very slight movement and caused what you are describing
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I have a Hyundai accent 1.6 MC suffering from uneven front wheel tyre wear on the inner shoulder of both driver and passenger's side after traveling 20k km. And yes, I never have the tyres rotated. Anyway, I suspect the uneven Tyre wear is due to slightly excessive negative camber.

Can I know is it possible to have the wheel camber adjusted without having adjustable camber kit installed?

From my understanding it is not possible to perform wheel camber adjustment with factory installed stock camber. However, few mechanics/workers from different workshops are insisting that it is possible to have the wheel camber adjusted with stock camber. Any idea if their statement is valid?

I will send the car for alignment on next week. I do not wish to install adjustable camber kit as adjustable camber kit will need to be adjusted from time to time, and I believe they will tell me to have the stock camber "adjusted" and charge me extra for just playing with the toe in value.

Any thought and feedback? Thanks.
Have your ball joints and tierod ends checked. Sounds like a moving part. Toe is the only adjustment on these cars.
Toe affects inner tire wear. One of my ball joints had a very slight movement and caused what you are describing
Thank you very much for the information. I will have a check on the ball joint when I have free time in end of month.

As for the tie rod I guess it should be fine. The mechanic did not complain when doing the toe adjustment.
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Can't you get some camber bolts? Hyundai sells them but the generic ones are half the price. Worked for my Gen Coupe. These fit the Sonata and the Gen Coupe. SPC camber bolts 81260

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Can't you get some camber bolts? Hyundai sells them but the generic ones are half the price. Worked for my Gen Coupe. These fit the Sonata and the Gen Coupe. SPC camber bolts 81260
did you mean those adjustable camber bolt? I had few bad experience with adjustable camber bolt on few of my previous car where I need to have them adjusted everytime I send the car for alignment, and that cost extra.

My accent MC camber angle are within the spec range so guess I will just leave the fixed camber bolt there.
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did you mean those adjustable camber bolt? I had few bad experience with adjustable camber bolt on few of my previous car where I need to have them adjusted everytime I send the car for alignment, and that cost extra.

My accent MC camber angle are within the spec range so guess I will just leave the fixed camber bolt there.
I have them on my Gen Coupe for the last 6 years with no problems.

Adjusting camber should be part of the alignment. Otherwise all they do is adjust the toe.

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did you mean those adjustable camber bolt? I had few bad experience with adjustable camber bolt on few of my previous car where I need to have them adjusted everytime I send the car for alignment, and that cost extra.

My accent MC camber angle are within the spec range so guess I will just leave the fixed camber bolt there.
I have them on my Gen Coupe for the last 6 years with no problems.

Adjusting camber should be part of the alignment. Otherwise all they do is adjust the toe.
Probably we have very bad road condition over here. Pothole and patches everywhere, that's why alignment couldn't last forever.

Over here alignment adjustment does not work that way. Normally we only toe in and out which cost pretty cheap. Camber adjustment is double the price of toe adjustment. If your car happen to have castor misaligned while it is adjustable, it cost more than 5 times of toe adjustment.
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